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William Shatner's trek to space is delayed as Blue Origin moves New Shepard's launch day

AP Photo/Steven Senne; Blue Origin; Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters Actor William Shatner was scheduled to visit space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company, announced the launch was delayed because of weather. It's now expected to launch on Wednesday. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner was supposed to head to space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday, but the trip was delayed because of weather. The delay was announced by the spaceflight ...
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'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick or treat on Halloween

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said Halloween's outdoor celebrations like trick-or-treating were safe. The weekly average of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the US has dipped below 100,000. Fauci also said, however, that 68 million eligible Americans remained unvaccinated. In a Sunday interview with the CNN anchor Dana Bash, Dr. Anthony Fauci said US COVID-19 cases were headed in the "right direction" and Americans should ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations, Dana Bash


'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the status of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci told Americans to enjoy Halloween since it is mostly celebrated outdoors. Average daily US COVID-19 cases recently dipped below 100,000 for the first time since early August. According to Fauci, 68 million eligib...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Capitol Hill, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations


Australian scientists fear job insecurity as morale plummets amid Covid, survey finds

Professional Scientists Australia chief points to problem of short-term contracts, as one in five say they intend to leave the professionFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburbNSW restrictionsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe coronavirus pandemic has had a stark impact on scientists, with widespread...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Guardian Australia, Coronavirus, COVID, Science Technology Australia


Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman


Photo Essay: As we celebrate the first malaria vaccine, remembering the epidemic's staggering toll

Arek Nuoi, 32 and a mother of four, arrives unconscious at the health center in Panthou village, carried in by her three brother-in-laws. The family lifted Arek onto a chair that they had tied on top of a bicycle, and pushed from their home village of Maper to the health care, a journey that took one and a half hours. Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi The first malaria vaccine has been approved. Malaria kills 400,000 people a year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Photographer Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi do...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Africa, Trends, Healthcare, South Sudan, Who, GlaxoSmithKline, Ssp, Malaria, World Health Organization WHO, Salva Kiir, Saharan Africa, Kiir


Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial RevolutionAn ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.The artist Wayne Binitie has spent the past five years undertaking an extraordinary collaboration with scientists of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), who drill, analyse and preser...
Tags: Science, Biology, Scotland, Environment, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Anthropology, Antarctica, Evolution, Glasgow, Exhibitions, Antarctic, Climate Crisis, Antarctic Survey BAS


Epigenetics, the misunderstood science that could shed new light on ageing

The study of the epigenome came with claims that trauma could be inherited, but now researchers are more excited about its potential to measure the risk of diseaseA little over a decade ago, a clutch of scientific studies was published that seemed to show that survivors of atrocities or disasters such as the Holocaust and the Dutch famine of 1944-45 had passed on the biological scars of those traumatic experiences to their children.The studies caused a sensation, earning their own BBC Horizon do...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Cancer, Time, Genetics, Medical Research, Dementia, BBC Horizon


Neuroscientists Claim to Have Pinpointed The Brain States Unique to 'Team Flow'

At some point in life, you have probably enjoyed a 'flow' state – when you're so intensely focused on a task or activity, you experience a strong sense of control, a reduced awareness of your environment and yourself, and a minimized sense of the passing of time. It's also possible to experience 'team flow', such as when playing music together, competing in a sports team, or perhaps gaming. In such a state, we seem to have an intuitive understanding with others as we jointly complete the...
Tags: Science, Tech, Aep, Mohammad Shehata


Covid by numbers: 10 key lessons separating fact from fiction

To make sense of coronavirus data, the Observer asked David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters of the Royal Statistical Society Covid taskforce to write a column. That column has now inspired a book. Here are some of its insightsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGenomic sequencing has identified more than 1,000 different seeds of Sars-CoV-2 introduced in early 2020. Instead of one central outbreak, reverberating outwards like an explosion, we now know there were many eru...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Microbiology, Atletico Madrid, Anfield, Madrid, Focus, David Spiegelhalter, France Italy, Anthony Masters


NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins says it's 'truly heartbreaking' to see fellow evangelicals refuse the COVID-19 vaccine because of misinformation, urges them to 'look at the evidence'

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said each day over 1,000 people die from COVID-19. In an interview with CNN's Jim Acosta, Collins said most of those deaths are among the unvaccinated. Collins called on fellow evangelicals to look at the evidence and get vaccinated. Dr. Francis Collins, the directo...
Tags: Science, Trends, Cnn, Pope Francis, Vatican, National Institutes of Health, Associated Press, Nih, Collins, Kaiser Family Foundation, Acosta, Francis Collins, Jim Acosta, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani



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